Course Title: Printmaking Advanced Studio 3B1

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Printmaking Advanced Studio 3B1

Credit Points: 12

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


340H Art


Sem 2 2010,
Sem 2 2011

Course Coordinator: Richard Harding

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 99251035

Course Coordinator

Course Coordinator Location: 49.2.11

Course Coordinator Availability: via email on campus Monday to Thursday

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

VART 1996  VART1997 or industry experience equivalent.

Course Description

This course focuses  on students individual practice to develop a folio project of work that further extendes their material and conceptual interests.
Students negotiate a workload with their lecturer and are given ongoing supervision and guidance for the development of their project.
Students participate in individual and group tutorials which specifically contextualise their work in relationship to contemporary art practice. Students are directed to appropriate resources and instructed in divergent methodologies sensitive to their needs.
Studio work is complemented by lectures, films, seminars, gallery visits and professional practice.
This course aims to give students strong and individual folio of work and facilitate student’s transition to self-supervised art practice.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

By the conclusion of this course it is anticipated that students will be able to:
develop a conceptual premise for visual and theoretical research
formulate and articulate a theoretical and technical framework for an art practice
develop analytical and critical research skills independently
design and write a visual research project
understand the possibilities offered by print media, and of its position within contemporary art practice
undertake the process of planning and executing an art project for public exhibition

Explore and develop personal ideas into a body of print based works.
Write a project proposal with a conceptual and technical premise
Develop professional practice skills such durable visual documentation, artist statements, bio notes etc.
Collect and collate digital and hard copy documentation for a professional practice folder as an ongoing resource.
Discuss and apply theories, philosophies with art practice.
Examine and critique art works using appropriate language.

Overview of Learning Activities

Learning will essentially be studio based via practical class demonstrations with group tutorials and individual consultations with a supervising lecturer.
Lectures will incorporate demonstrations, methods of production, health and safety, professional practice, self initiated learning through work proposals, gallery visits, individual visual and bibliographic research, audio visual presentations,
Students are encouraged to keep a Work Integrated Learning notebook/journal to record individual and group feedback during consultations with staff and in critiques, reviews and individual and group tutorials relating to aspects of their learning.

Overview of Learning Resources

Students will have access to professional standard printmaking facilities, a selected range of supplies and equipment, and full time technical staff. RMIT is in close proximity to a broad range of Melbourne galleries and cultural venues, and professional printmaking workshops and suppliers are also readily accessible. All students have access to RMIT Library online and hardcopy resources, with the State Library being on RMIT’s doorstep.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment is via folio submission, and is conducted by a panel and reviewed by the Studio Coordinator.
Details will be available through the lecturer prior to the time of assessment.
A completed project is presented at the end of semester, including a detailed account of methodology with its conceptual and thematic underpinning.
Back up work should demonstrate both technical and conceptual experimentation, as well as engagement with contemporary art practice.
Supporting, written documentation should clearly articulate the student’s intent and rationale.